The Good Rat by Jimmy Breslin audiobook

The Good Rat: A True Story

By Jimmy Breslin
Read by Richard M. Davidson

Blackstone Publishing
6.89 Hours Unabridged
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Jimmy Breslin can sniff out a story like he can sniff out a rat. Here, he tells a lifetime of anecdotes in his inimitable New York voice, giving us a view through the keyhole of the people and places that define the Mafia—characters like Sammy the Bull, the original snitch, and Gaspipe Casso, named for his weapon of choice; and hangouts like Pep McGuire’s, the legendary watering hole where reporters and gangsters (all hailing from the same working class neighborhoods) rubbed elbows and traded stories. But best of all, Breslin captures the moments in which the Mafia was made and broken—Breslin was there the night John Gotti celebrated his acquittal, having bribed his way to innocence. In The Good Rat, Breslin brings together the most recent, most memorable, and the long forgotten stories to create a sharp-eyed portrait of the mob as it lived and breathed; as it sounded and survived.

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Summary

Summary

Jimmy Breslin can sniff out a story like he can sniff out a rat. Here, he tells a lifetime of anecdotes in his inimitable New York voice, giving us a view through the keyhole of the people and places that define the Mafia—characters like Sammy the Bull, the original snitch, and Gaspipe Casso, named for his weapon of choice; and hangouts like Pep McGuire’s, the legendary watering hole where reporters and gangsters (all hailing from the same working class neighborhoods) rubbed elbows and traded stories. But best of all, Breslin captures the moments in which the Mafia was made and broken—Breslin was there the night John Gotti celebrated his acquittal, having bribed his way to innocence. In The Good Rat, Breslin brings together the most recent, most memorable, and the long forgotten stories to create a sharp-eyed portrait of the mob as it lived and breathed; as it sounded and survived.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Bad cops, good crook, great story.” USA Today
“Breslin chronicles the cops’ sordid tales with a mixture of awe, repugnance, and perfect diabolical detail. He remains a master of transforming crookery into opera.” New York Times
“A great look at the ugly and anything-but-glamorous truth of organized crime. This is Breslin at his Runyonesque best.” Rocky Mountain News
“Each character is so well developed and believable that listeners will suspect they’re listening to actual recordings rather than outstanding performances.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Richard Davidson has just the gravelly tough-guy voice to bring Breslin’s Mafia story to life…Flamboyant language and colorful characters.” AudioFile

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English